Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems

Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems (Hardback)

£199.99
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

This book critically examines the idea that the sustainability of agriculture could be improved by mimicking the structure and processes occurring in natural ecosystems. Researchers from around the world present comparative studies of multi-species farming systems, natural ecosystems and conventional agriculture. Case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North and South America examine the implications of increasing the complexity of farming systems on water and nutrient cycling, productivity and resilience. Theoretical issues discussed include the role of biodiversity in agriculture, the trade-off between perenniality and productivity, the choice to integrate or segregate production and conservation in an agricultural landscape, and the social and economic challenges to adopting complex farming systems. One section is devoted to the application of this concept in southern Australia, where 15 million hectares of land are expected to be affected by salinity by the middle of the next century unless there is a significant change in agricultural practice.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciencesPlant ecology Publisher: Springer Publication Date: 31/03/2000 ISBN-13: 9780792359654  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

More books by E.C. Lefroy

More books by Richard J. Hobbs

More books by J.S. Pate

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal...
(Hardback)
Tsuneo Watanabe
 
 
£115.00
 
Carnivorous Plants: Physiology,...
(Hardback)
Aaron M. Ellison; Lubomir Adamec
 
 
£95.00
 
Rare and Exotic Orchids: Their Nature...
(Hardback)
Joel L. Schiff
 
 
£22.50
 
Adaptive Food Webs: Stability and...
(Hardback)
John C. Moore; Peter C. De Ruiter;...
 
 
£70.00
 
Latest Blog
Folklore of the Yorkshire Moors
10/02/2018

Read an Extract from Wendy Mitchell's Somebody I Used to Know
05/02/2018

Read an extract from Wendy Mitchell's Somebody I Used to Know, her memoir about living with dementia.

Where are you really from? An extract from Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
02/02/2018

Read an extract from Afua Hirsch's book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd